Late last year, courtesy of a business trip, we had occasion to visit one of our most favourite parts of the world. This series of pictures is of that spot, and around it – at the end of a wonderful, leisurely albeit overcast, chilly afternoon. We spent it watching and listening to the sea, enjoying a glass of wine.
The view from my desk through my office door changes with the seasons. The door is sometimes open and sometimes closed.
I have mentioned, often, how much I enjoy autumn. There is, however, a chill in the air, so the menu moves to hearty, warm and warming meals. Sometimes, dishes hark back to our respective childhoods, with the key ingredient one that is now mostly shunned.
When I took to my sofa yesterday afternoon, having been cogitating on this week’s post, it was with quite a start that this is my one hundred and fifty first. Perhaps, then, it’s appropriate to mark this milestone by telling you that I’ve taken an enormous leap towards realising one of the things on my 2016 list.
It’s not often that The Husband and I head into town on a Saturday and even less so with time on our hands. For some reason, this particular Saturday in April, we took it upon ourselves to head into town and to the nursery. Every time we go to the nursery, we pass this unmissable house.
What set this week apart, was not the public holiday, spectacular sunsets or the new project, but that people came knocking on our door looking for two of the products that I make and sell at the market.
Last Friday, April 22nd, was Earth Day. In celebration, here is a series of pictures of bees doing their thing in the autumn roses that spill on to our veranda. Why, you might ask, is my attention on such an apparently insignificant little creature?
The colours of the dripping Acacia gum are beautiful. It forms the most magnificent stalactites that deposit resin onto mounds of wannabe stalagmites on the ground below. Unless you are looking for them, though, gummy the piles are well camouflaged and easy to miss.
It often amazes me how out of things seemingly unsightly, dull and ugly, beauty emerges.
Sometimes life overtakes us. So it has been for me in the last ten days.